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Publications promote richness of shared history

Jun 3, 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.

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Local Government Asset Revaluations

27 Jun 2022

LG Alert

With 30 June fast approaching, some local governments need to make sure they have their asset revaluations ready for audit.
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Financial Health Indicator

23 Jun 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is reviewing the Financial Health Indicator, which is available on the MyCouncil website.
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book

Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched

23 Jun 2022
An award winning early years literacy program has been expanded to include the Noongar language, with the launch of the first dual language Baby Ways book.
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Heartwarming WA documentary series, Children’s Hospital now airing on Channel Nine

22 Jun 2022
New Western Australian documentary series Children's Hospital made its television premiere on Channel 9 on 17 June at 7.30pm.
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VenuesWest welcomes new Chair and new board member

20 Jun 2022
The VenuesWest board, which oversees Western Australia's premier sport and entertainment venues, has welcomed a new Chair and one new board member.

New CEO for Metropolitan Cemetery Board

20 Jun 2022
Local Government Minister John Carey has announced the appointment of Kathlene Oliver to the role of Metropolitan Cemetery Board CEO, replacing Acting CEO Joe Fortuna.

Spotlight on Rosemary Madacsi, Shire of Toodyay President

20 Jun 2022
Shire of Toodyay President Rosemary Madacsi talks about her experience on council and what can be done to encourage more women to nominate for local government.

Compliance framework update

20 Jun 2022
An updated compliance framework for local government will be developed after DLGSC engaged external provider Nous Group to carry out this important work.
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Local Government Regulations Amendment (Financial Management and Audit) Regulations 2022

17 Jun 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (the department) is working with local government stakeholders towards the introduction of Model Financial Statements for the 2022-23 financial year.
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Western Australia Premier’s Book Awards winners announced

17 Jun 2022
The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards winners have been announced during a ceremony at the State Library of Western Australia.
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Local Governments Financial Audit Preparedness 2021-22

15 Jun 2022

LG Alert

With the start of the new financial year, WA local governments should ensure that they are in a position to allow the preparation of their financial statements and financial audits run as smoothly as possible.
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$750,000 to bring WA writer/director’s film Birthright to big screen

15 Jun 2022
Two Western Australian women have been awarded the coveted $750,000 West Coast Visions 2022 production grant to produce the debut feature film Birthright.
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Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

15 Jun 2022
For the first time, thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal.
Artist's impression of the upgraded WACA Ground

Stand down: WACA makes way for all-abilities playground

14 Jun 2022
Demolition of the Prindiville Stand at the iconic WACA Ground is now complete, making way for an all-abilities playground as part of the WACA Ground Improvement Project.
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2022-23 Budget and proposed regulatory changes

13 Jun 2022

LG Alert

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is working with local government stakeholders towards the introduction of Model Financial Statements for 2022-23 financial year.
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State funding lights up local bowlo

12 Jun 2022
Perth bowls enthusiasts can celebrate greater access to Mount Lawley Bowling Club facilities, with the official opening of the club's new greens and lighting upgrades today.
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22 reasons for Western Australians to get active outdoors

10 Jun 2022
Western Australians now have more reason than ever to get active outside with 22 recreation projects throughout the State sharing $427,000 in funding.
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Blackstone granted WA approval to proceed with acquisition of Crown Resorts

10 Jun 2022
Western Australia's independent casino regulator — the Gaming and Wagering Commission — and the Racing and Gaming Minister have granted the necessary approvals to facilitate the acquisition of Crown Resorts by Blackstone Group.
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WA Reflections is back for season two

10 Jun 2022
After a successful debut season, the State Library of Western Australia and Screenwest are partnering to produce season two of 'WA Reflections — Our History Rediscovered'.
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Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

9 Jun 2022
Western Australia will host the largest water polo event held in Australia next year alongside an international series featuring the champion United States Olympic women's team.
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Detective Jay Swan to return to our screens with Mystery Road: Origin premiering on ABC TV

7 Jun 2022
The third instalment of the much-anticipated series — Mystery Road: Origin — is set to premiere on ABC TV at 8.30pm on Sunday 3 July, with all six episodes available to binge watch on ABC iview.
Historical Agricultural and Pastoral Leases

Publications promote richness of shared history

3 Jun 2022
Two publications launched during Reconciliation Week are connecting people to their Aboriginal history and celebrating the richness of Western Australia’s shared history.
Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week street banners have rolled out across WA

27 May 2022
The Reconciliation Week Street Banner project is in its 11th year with a record number of banners flying across prominent locations in regional and metro Western Australia.
Illustration of positive and diverse Aboriginal people. Be Brave. Make Change. National Reconciliation Week 2022.

National Reconciliation Week kicks off in WA

27 May 2022
The State Government is proud to join this year's National Reconciliation Week, challenging all Western Australians to consider the 2022 theme of 'Be Brave. Make Change'.
Stars of Kid Snow - Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin and Tom Bateman

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

27 May 2022
Well-known UK actors have touched down in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the first feature film production in Western Australia since our border reopened, with production of Kid Snow made possible thanks to major investment from the State Government.
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Flying of flags: National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week

24 May 2022

LG Alert

Flying the Indigenous Flags on National Sorry Day and throughout National Reconciliation Week recognises the significance of these events for all Australians and is a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
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Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

24 May 2022
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
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State Government donates $500,000 to help people of Ukraine

23 May 2022
The State Government has donated $500,000 to help the people of Ukraine as they deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion.
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WA feature film ‘How to Please a Woman’ hits cinemas nationally

20 May 2022
Western Australian writer/director Renée Webster and producers Tania Chambers and Judi Levine have premiered their locally produced feature film 'How to Please a Woman' in cinemas across Australia.
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WA Documentary series Shipwreck Hunters Australia to premiere on Disney+

20 May 2022
A documentary series featuring epic shipwreck stories along the Western Australian coastline will premiere on Disney plus in the coming months.
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Differential general rates and minimum payments

20 May 2022

LG Alert

Western Australia’s local governments are required to advertise their rates from 1 May.
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Open by Design principles free webinar

18 May 2022

LG Alert

The Office of the Information Commissioner is launching a series of new publications about Open by Design principles.
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$1.65 million to keep WA’s sport and recreation clubs COVID-safe

18 May 2022
The State Government has announced $1.65 million in funding for COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs at local community sport and active recreation clubs.
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Albany Sharks club president wins prestigious volunteer award

17 May 2022
The Great Southern region has kicked off National Volunteer Week by celebrating two of its finest volunteers for their outstanding commitment to the sporting community.
White text on red background reading, 'National Volunteer Week 2022 Better Together 16-22 May 2022'

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

16 May 2022
Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week (16 to 22 May 2022), is underway for 2022.
An artists impression of the Perth Cultural Centre

Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan released

15 May 2022
The State Government has allocated an additional $15 million in funding to deliver an expanded redevelopment of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC).
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